A lot of stories are told about Smithland - some true and some not true. A couple of years ago a friend told me about some people finding something under the floor of a house so I was pleased to find the following article in the 4 August 1929 issue of the Evansville Press. The St. John property owned by the heirs of J.W. Gautier in 1929 is Lot #1, located at the corner of Front and Walnut Streets on the Smithland plat of town lots. At that time there was a two-story brick house on the lot. That house is long gone and there is a rental house there now.
What do you think? Did the strangers find a treasure box? What did it contain? Who buried it?
Published 17 April 2014, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/